ABC has renewed For Life for a second season and decided to cancel The Baker and the Beauty after one season.
For Life, inspired by the life of Issac Wright Jr., is a fictional drama about an imprisoned man, Aaron Wallace (Nicholas Pinnock), who becomes a lawyer litigating cases for other inmates while trying to overturn his own life sentence for a crime he didn’t commit.
“It has been a profound honor working with Isaac Wright, Jr. and Curtis ’50 Cent’ Jackson to create a show that, through the prism of Isaac’s experience in our broken criminal justice system, has been able to highlight the racial inequality that plagues this country,” said series creator Hank Steinberg.
The show also stars Indira Varma, Joy Bryant, Mary Stuart Masterson, Boris McGiver, Dorian Missick, Tyla Harris, and Timothy Busfield.
The Baker and the Beauty followed Daniel Garcia (Victor Rasuk), who works for his Cuban family’s bakery. He wants to make his family proud, but on a wild Miami night he meets Noa Hamilton (Nathalie Kelley), an international superstar and fashion mogul, and his life quickly moves into the spotlight.